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as a lead blocker. he has not carried the ball or a pass thrown to him but when florida needs to run the football, he has been an outstanding lead blocker. >> brad: 250-pounder out of wesley chapel, florida. on the ground again. positive yardage again. i guess when will muschamp told holly going into the locker room at halftime, we can run on anybody because we feel like we have run on better defenses this year, right now, when they need it, they are grinding out chunks. 15 yards on that one. >> todd: this is very similar to what they did against lsu earlier in the year. another great defense. they ran the ball 58 times in that game and they only threw 13 passes. and in the second half, they wore down the lsu defense. that is what it looks like they are doing tonight as well. >> brad: this team will be on its way back to gainesville when notre dame and usc are playing. as far as watching that game as a team, that's pretty doubtful, but i'm sure they will watch what they can when they get back home. 2:30 remaining here as we check in with robert flores. >> here is an all-american play
including florida, ohio and virginia. closing right now polls in iowa, montana, nevada, utah and idaho. both candidates have settled into watch. the president has been some chicago, romney went to boston to cast his vote before flying out for more campaigning. we have team cove rage on the two. ken pritchett is with the president in chicago. we start with rita williams. >> >> reporter: romney's senior strategist took to the stage to try to rev up the crowd. he didn't have any real news but as you can see this crowd here is beginning to grow. meanwhile i'm told that romney is a cross the street in a hotel room with his wife ann, his five sons, 16 of his 18 grandchildren. right before he went in there he had one last thing to say about this long campaign. >> i have am very pleased. i feel like we have put it all in the field. we left nothing in the locker room. we fought to the very end and i think that's why we will be successful. >> reporter: no would have, could have, should have, he seemingly is satisfied with the campaign he has run. >> as for his supporters, some are down stairs below
, 63% has already voted. in florida 53%. iowa 44%. and ohio 31%. john dickerson and i were talking about this earlier today. we could have most of the results already by the people that have come out early and that's why the campaigns spent so much time on getting out the vote early, this ground game on these early votes. >> pelley: we'll come back to you early and often. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. john is going to be showing us the various ways that the candidates can get to the 270 electoral votes necessary to twin presidency. john? >> well, first, scott, let's follow up on what bob was saying. we're going to dispatch with 41 of the states, the majority of the country cbs estimates based on the polling that those states are either going to go to barack obama or to mitt romney. that gives barack obama a start where he's likely to get 237 electoral votes, mitt romney is likely to get 191 electoral votes. so here we are at the beginning of the evening, nothing has been called, it's all possibility. so what is the easiest past for each candidate to get to that
. the final vote count from florida is in, and we'll show you who won and just how close it was. also, please have an update on the search for main who was suspected of killing his wife in the south bay. we'll have the latest on that. >>> and a major swing in the weather helped create a messy morning for some people on the peninsula. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. the rain may be gone, but the chilly conditions continue in the bay area. we had a second straight night of freezing temperatures. and just days after hitting those record highs, remember? meteorologist rob mayeda joins us with a look what's going on. >> we were talking about this last weekend. we'd seen this extreme pattern shift for the bay area going from record highs, temperatures in the 80s. you can see the jet stream looking like this earlier in the week and switching into the con figuration we see now. you felt it outside today. these temperatures we're seeing right now, close to today's high temperatures if you want to call it that. as the skies remain clear overnight and the dry air settles in, we have frost advisories
in yellow, you can see how the electoral votes stack up. let's say we give barack obama ohio, florida as well. he still is coming up five electoral votes shy of the 270 he's going to need that leaves him with nevada or iowa, at least new hampshire with four votes is not going do it. let's give mitt romney ohio and florida as well. he's quite a bit short still, 29. he's going to need any combination of the yellow states that are left unless he made this final push for ben pen -- for pennsylvania that is going to get him closer still shy leaving whim colorado. the polls are close, but the -- latest poll gives obama more of a lead over mitt romney, 50-47, as of this morning. >> aside from the presidential election the biggest issue facing california voters prop 30. the governor's tax measure to fund education. he made his final push with senator feinstein yesterday. his initiative would avoid trigger cuts by increasing taxes on high income earners and increasing the state's sales tax. he will hold a rally with supporters and head back to sacramento. amy hollyfield will have more in the n
in the electoral vote count. the winner has been named in all states except florida which is still too close to call at this point. mr. obama has a 50 to 48% lead over republican mitt romney in the popular vote. both candidates spoke last night. romney appeared in boston. he said the election is over but his principles endure. president obama appeared in chicago to claim victory. he calls for reconciliation and a divisive election. he told supporters the best is yet to come. and cbs reporter bigad shaban joins us from chicago where the president, of course, is celebrating at the end of a campaign that lasted nearly two years and cost some $2 billion. bigad. >> reporter: good morning. here's where the president took the stage at half past midnight in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted by a crowd of cheering supporters but one of the first few things he said during his half hour or so speech is that he wanted to congratulate governor romney and paul ryan on what he described as a hard-fought campaign. in fact, later he said, we may battle fiercely but it's because we love this country dee
the outcome of the election, but president obama is the winner in florida. four days after the election, almost 100% of the votes have been counted. the florida secretary of state's office says the president has about 74,000 votes more than mitt romney. and that's about 50% of the florida vote. to romney's 49.1%. so that means the president won eight of the nine swing states. romney only took one. north carolina. the final electoral vote tally? 332 for president obama, 206 for romney. >>> well, now that the election is over, both the president and the republicans addressed the issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. spending cuts and tax increases that will be triggered if it's not resolved by the end of the year. >> we can't just cut our way to prosperity. if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. that's how we did it when bill clinton was president and that's only way we can afford to invest in education and job training and manufacturing all the ingredients of
over the reduced hours and florida. some people have not had a chance to cast a ballot and the provisional four ohio. they say that the ohio election is so tight that it could come down to perhaps one week. that is when they have passed for absentee ballot. and there is the storm. they are delivering a balance to emergency sections. some of these lines have been unusually long. let us take a look at illinois. they are nearly doubling the usual. >>pam: take a look of how close the presidential contest this. right now, it is in a statistical dead heat. 49 percent support president obama and the same support mitt romney. fazan grant lotus. >> at least 270 that would needed to win. the red states here are safely romney or cleaning romney. the blue states are safely obama, or legal,. these yellow states, and the key swing states. still too close to call. here are a couple of scenarios that would lead to a robber the victory. let's say romney takes florida victory possible. that gives him a florida and ohio. key as the amount of a 266. however, what happens if mitt romney doe
, after campaign iing i florida on wednesday. jan crawford filed this report this morning as the romney campaign headed north. >> to say that the hurricane threw a wrench in the presidential election is really an under dstatement. think about it. less than a week to go, the race this tight. both sides suspending campaigning and romney yesterday back on the campaign trail but muting his attacks on the president. and the president yesterday getting to do something romney could not. act as comforter in chief. >> we're going to help you get it all together. i promise, you're going to be okay. >> reporter: he met with victims and officials, reassuring that the government will be there to help. >> we're going to get this whole thing -- we're going to get this whole thing set up. >> reporter: at his side republican governor chris christie, a romney supporter. to show he was moving beyond partisan politics. >> he has been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. >> reporter: back on the campaign trail, romney toned down his criticism of the president,
in ohio, virginia and new hampshire after starting in orlando, florida. the republican saying the president failed to live up to his promises and urged supporters to get to polls tomorrow. >> we have one job left to, make certain everybody who is qualified to vote gets out to vote. we need every vote in florida. >> the final poll at the campaign shows president obama leading romney nationally. the same poll reflects a four day rolling average showed romney head by a point on thursday. >> in florida thousands of people waited in lines around state to vote by absentee ballot. some people waited three to four hours. this process allows voters to request ballots or return ballots by mail over the weekend people waited up to eight hours to vote. democrats blame republican governor rick scott for long lines and say the governor and republican-controlled legislate you're cut the number of days from 14 to 8. >> early voting is underway in the bay area. this is the scene earlier today. about a third of eligible voters have voted in san francisco. alameda and santa clara counties report
. they were just as busy targeting places such as florida ohio and virginia. overnight the energy level in the volunteers has just soared and people have started coming in and calling and wanting to help. >> reporter: now democrats say they are targeting republicans and undecided voters and they are hoping to convince people president barack obama needs to finish what he started. >> we need to know what the facts are and to have to be able to share that with other people. >> both parties say they will not take everything from granted and this is live from beaumont. >>> it is a big issue on the ballot for voters, it is prop 30. they made a big push for this tax increase measure. let's go to alex, what do you know alex? >> reporter: well the governor will be casting his ballot about two hours from now and he will obviously be voting in favor of proposition 30 and urging others to do the same. the governor is making a last minute push to fund education and he made a 5 city swing with a rally of education. >> they care about the kids, they care about the schools and they care about the futu
in all the states except florida which is still too close to call at this point. >> still waiting on that one. mr. obama has a 50-48% lead over republican mitt romney in the popular vote. he won most of the swing states for a convincing victory in the electoral vote count. now, both candidates spoke last night. romney appeared in boston. he said the election is over but his principles endured. president obama appeared in chicago to claim victory. called for reconciliation after a divisive election. cbs reporter bigad shaban now has the very latest in chicago. >> reporter: good morning. here's where the president took the stage at about half past hid night local time in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted by cheering supporters and one of the first few things said on that stage was end to congratulate governor mitt romney and paul ryan on what he called a hard- fought campaign and said "we may battle fiercely but it's because we love this country deeply." >>> reporter: the president's family joined him on stage to celebrate four more years in the white house. [ applause ] >> yo
find common ground with the president. >>> 7:04. they are still counting votes in florida from tuesday's election. but mitt romney's top campaign official in florida now says president obama will win the state. president obama leads romney in florida. the romney campaign in florida says it only expects the president's lead in the state to grow as more ballots are counted. president obama won the election even without florida's 29 electoral college votes. >>> schools are scrambling to readjust their budgets after the passing of the proposition in california. schools will receive $14 billion more over the next four years than they would have if the measure had failed. high-earning californians may have to recalculate their budgets. under prop 30, people making more than $250,000 a year will pay up to 3% more in income taxes than in previous years. that's retroactive. and the sales tax is going up .25. >>> in a short while, some people will get extra help for the holidays. janine de la vega live in san jose where about 100 people camped out overnight in the rain and the cold. so janine, w
is the polling place number. >> reporter: they say they've also made calls to battleground states such as florida, ohio, and virginia. their target? republicans who don't always vote. >> it just reinforces them that somebody is out there trying to do something. that agree with the same things that they agree with. >> we have volunteers going out to the polling places. >> reporter: talking to voters about polling places tomorrow, statewide initiatives and local races. she says there is excitement that republican nominee, mitt romney may pull out a come from behind win. >> the energy level in volunteers has just soared. people have been calling us, and wanting to come in and help. >> reporter: volunteers tell us they will be back tomorrow, making calls all day. not taking any votes for granted, leaving nothing to chance. reporting live in lafayette, amber lee, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> tonight, we already have the first results of the presidential election. small village of dixville notch is the first to vote for president. five voted for president obama, and five voted for mitt romney. this is the
made calls to battleground states such as florida, ohio, and virginia. their target? republicans who don't always vote. >> it just reinforces them that somebody is out there trying to do something. that agree with the same things that they agree with. >> we have volunteers going out to the polling places. >> reporter: talking to voters about polling places tomorrow, statewide initiatives and local races. she says there is excitement that republican nominee, mitt romney may pull out a come from behind win. >> the energy level in volunteers has just soared. people have been calling us, and wanting to come in and help. >> reporter: volunteers tell us they will be back tomorrow, making calls all day. not taking any votes for granted, leaving nothing to chance. reporting live in lafayette, amber lee, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> tonight, we already have the first results of the presidential election. small village of dixville notch is the first to vote for president. five voted for president obama, and five voted for mitt romney. this is the first time there has been a tie in dixville. >>> fe
is that obama is doing a good job. that he's somebody who can be trutsed. >> reporter: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming mr. obama is making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my homework is the reason why we're going to tough times. >> reporter: early voting reopened in maryland with long lines. >> three hours. >> yeah, yeah. but it's worth it. >> reporter: in areas where flooding destroyed some polling place, they're considering putting up tents to make sure residents can vote tuesday. we are watching the polls very closely. quinnipiac says the president is up by five percentage points in ohio but his lead is so slim in florida and virginia, it's considered a tie. >> both sides of that campaign will closely be watching tomorrow's release of the monthly employment reports. scott mcgrew continues our coverage. >> reporter: good morning. this wi
swing state. >> hello florida. >> they are hittinga as many as they can before election day. >> i need iowa! >> reporter: president barack obama took time to join president clinton in new hampshire that carries 4 of the votes needed to win. >> we have come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: both the romney and barack obama campaigns are predicting a victory on tuesday. but the polls show a very tight race with no clear favorite. >> if anyone has an edge it is the president because he needs fewer swing states to win the white house. >> i still think it is easier for the president to get the 270. not impossible for governor romney but all of the pieces have to fit together. >> there are a few undecided voters left and the can indicates know it could -- canidates know it could be down to who gets their supporters to the polls. >> let's get everyone out to vote on tuesday. >> ultimately it is up to you. >> reporter: both will continue their pace on monday. chris krosdzing the country during the final hours -- crisscrossing the country during the final hours. >> the battle over prop
them yellow. nevada, colorado, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, virginia, new hampshire, and florida. and check out how close the latest polling numbers are in the yellow swing late. in ohio, maybe the most important state, obama 50% to romney's 47%. in colorado, obama 50, romney 48. in virginia, obama just a one percentage point lead, same thing in florida. in new hampshire, obama 49% to romney's 47%. in iowa, the president with a six percentage point lead. wisconsin, obama 51, romney 44 and in nevada, obama 50% to romney's 46%. the president leads in these states but it's certainly within the margin of error. in most cases, romney definitely within striking distance. >>> and a reminder, kron 4 news will have extended election coverage on tuesday. you can also stay updated on our website, kron4.com. >>> a fantastic weekend, both saturday and sunday, clear at the coast. that was the case here in santa cruz. still clear skies all up and down the coast around the bay area and we're going to see that for tomorrow as well. live at the golden gate bridge, and there is no fog out there for this eveni
. >> the electoral vote was not very close though. the president has 303 votes to mitt romney's 206. only florida is still undeclared at this point. the president controlled the swing states, and it cost the candidates to earn them. >> they spent $197 million campaigning in ohio, $192 million in florida. just more than $150 million in virginia. the president spoke less than an hour ago. he said he knows it takes more than money to win the presidency. >> he thanked his supporters and said he will return the favor over the next four years. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you, and i%u have made me a better president. and with your stories and your struggles i return to the white house more determined and more inspired ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead. >> mitt romney graciously offered congratulations to the president and promised to work across party lines in the years ahead to help the nation. >> we want to get back to one of the congressional races that is fascinating in california we have been following closely. >>
home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have come from another commander. broadwell has agreed to cooperate fully with the fbi. now the fbi found out about the affair from jill kelly. here she is leaving her home in north carolina today. she contacted the fbi because pull a broadwell warned her to stay away from general petraeus threatening e-mails. knew him from having parties in florida. information was found about the petraeus broadwell affair. however, "wall street journal"reports the fbi removed the agent from the investigation because he became obsessed with jill kelly. apparently even sending her a shirtless picture of himself. whether any realizeship is not mostly clear at this point. >> his name is synonymous with anti-virus software but tech pioneer mcph
information. investigators searched her home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have come from another commander. broadwell has agreed to cooperate fully with the fbi. now the fbi found out about the affair from jill kelly. here she is leaving her home in north carolina today. she contacted the fbi because pull a broadwell warned her to stay away from general petraeus threatening e-mails. knew him from having parties in florida. information was found about the petraeus broadwell affair. however, "wall street journal"reports the fbi removed the agent from the investigation because he became obsessed with jill kelly. apparently even sending her a shirtless picture of himself. whether any realizeship is not mostly clear at this point. >> his name is synonymous with anti-virus
, the new development in florida. it's all ahead here on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> complete bay area news coverage, starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, welcome to a brand new day, it's friday. it's november 9th. i'm dave clark. >> i'm pam cook. >> rosemary orozco is joining us as well. >>> did you hear the thunderstorm. >> i did it woke me up. >> it's calmed down just a little bit but earlier this morning a band of showers and thunderstorms maude across the peninsula and into the -- moved across the peninsula and into the east bay. hail and thunderstorms in many areas. we're watching just a few scattered showers into fremont and the south bay. look at that pink. that's a mix of rain and snowfalling over the higher elevations. i'll have a look at what you can expect for your friday and the weekend coming up. good morning sal. >>> good morning. right now 2:37. traffic looks good crossing 880 as you drive over to 101. should be a nice drive but it's a little bit wet from the overnight rain. 680 traffic looks good. 5 o o'clock. let's go back to t
. >> long lines in florida, cincinnati, ohio as early voting will come to a close. those are not the hotly only crowds. >> thousands of grassroots in a cross-country areas there are going to be everywhere to legally be able to pull. and the poll watchers are going to descend on the ohio and across the country in search of any issues that need to be challenged. >> we are looking for long lines, and the thing that could be breaking down, the machine, or the questions are going to be perhaps asking from the pollsters. >> they have been trying for weeks so they are ready to respond to any questions in real time. >> with all these national changes we are prepared for a significant amount of confusion on election day. >> controversy on how organizations will do their job it has been a partisan business. paul watching. them what to think of the election protection people?, they have problems. >> christian adams represents a tea party affiliated group with the simple goal. free and fair elections. ford election integrity, follow the law,. . and it has real critics. >> it has consistently challenge
. >> we could begin a better tomorrow tomorrow and with the help of the people in florida, that is what will happen. >> the man at the top of the ticket was hitting four swing states, starting in florida. 29 votes. then to virginia and ohio, the battleground state showing president obama with a tiniest of leads. and finally new hampshire. with its 4 electoral votes. >> depending on how you get to 270, 4 electoral votes, 6, that could make the difference. . >> reporter: she now teaches at harvard where mitt romney got his degree. she says the race could go either way. but not impossible to call where he was governor. poms show he will -- polls show he will not win here. >> we will finish strong and bring home a victory tomorrow. >> the sign says believe in america and tomorrow night mitt romney will find out if america believes in him. reporting live, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and in 12 minutes a huge ruling in california that reveals the money trail behind a donation from arizona. where it leads to and why someone could be in serious trouble. >>> the two candidates for pr
berkeley many >>> the election may be over in florida the votes still counted. while the race is still too close to call there, the romney campaign admits president obama is likely to come out on top. florida victory would put president obama's final electoral college count at 332, romney 206. florida is taking so long because of thousands of provisional ballots. most of those ballots are from democratic strongholds like miami-dade. >>> wall street down again in morning, slightly. former executive with apple isn't faring well in the retail world. >>> good morning. may have done a great job at apple, but it doesn't seem to be working at jc penney, ron johnson, apple's retail now ceo of pennies, -- [ inaudible ] [ unintelligible ] ment . >>> hope everything is okay and power is on for her. >>> for us, we have the storm, showers are starting to move out an hour ago i -- [ unintelligible ] >>> you want to check ahead with our flight tracker. i have to walk obvious to the screen is that snow or just a lingering cloud? that might be a lingering cloud, unfortunately. bummer, bummer, i wanted to s
in the results are finally in a we of the outcome for the presidential voting in florida and what it means for mitt romney. and prisoners break into the hold of weapons during 8 that the prison riot we will tell you where. >> san francisco police have made a third arrest in connection with the vandalism and arson of a muni bus. police say this man, 24 year-old adam diaz. of oakland was arrested yesterday and lafayette. he is accused of using a skateboard to break the windows of a minibus on market street on october 29th that was later set on fire and destroyed. this is video. they are looking for even more suspects responsible for damaging the bus. the damage is nearly $1 million. and this arrest comes just days after police arrested one more suspects were of much of according t torching the boss.city bus 19 year-old nicholas pand hudson... nicholas hudson was also arrested wednesday. and he is being charged with destroying a passenger transit vehicle, arson, vandalism all potential felonies if he is charged. >> a very special homecoming, coming up with your forecast, later. >> after a yea
which is now constantly is your rounded -- surrounded by reporters. she said a tampa,florida woman prompted an investigation which exposed general david petraeus who has since resigned. >>> and in the middle east crisis it is expanding as allison burns reports, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton is heading to jerusalem right now. allison? >> reporter: hillary rodham clinton is now on her way to jerusalem. she will meet in cairo to meet with egyptian officials. they continue rocket attacks and israel strikes from the air, at least 112 people have been killed at least half are civilians and israel has agreed to put its ground offensive on hold for now and they described hillary rodham clinton's challenging mission. >> to support a durable outcome that ends rocket attacks and restores abrader calm in the region... >> reporter: three u.s. ships have returned to be on standby incase americans need to be evacuated from israel. reporting live allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, it was a big night for monday night football and it ended with the 49ers destroying the
of these states that are still up for grabs. florida, colorado you can see on the maps. take a look of how close it is from cnn and in ohio. perhaps the most important swing state. with 50% to commit robberies 40%. just two percentage points ahead. and you can see the same in florida with a huge state. president obama with just a one percentage lead and look at new hampshire. it from the 47%. and i was, six percentage points. and in iowa--6 percentage points. and president obama is leading in these states but it is also in mayor margin of error. he is still however within striking distance. check out this superstore sandy forced both candidates to alter their campaign schedule, big time this week. on facebook, we are asking you what impact do think sandy will have on the election. join the conversation. we will be reading comments on air later in the show. >> off we will have continuing coverage of the election countdown continues tonight and will sit down with kron 4 is political analyst michael yaki. however, before that we have a controversial issue to talk about. a new poll is out about prop
crisscrossing the country. on sunday, president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah! >> but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today, he will hit more swing states, wisconsin, iowa and ohio before heading home to chicago for election day. >> after all we've been through together, we can't give up now. >> reporter: mitt romney's battleground bonanza sunday included iowa, ohio, virginia and pennsylvania. >> we're taking back the white house because we're going to win pennsylvania! >> reporter: today he will visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> if you are tired of being tired, not just tonight but all the time... >> reporter: both candidates saw huge crowds at their rallies this weekend. and both realize at this point it's all about getting as many people as possible into the election booth. >> that's what's going to decide this because frankly, there's very few if any undecided voters left. >> reporter: that's a fact even these candidates can agree with. >> we're no longer relevant now. we're props
th. this morning, the state of florida remains too close to call but president obama has more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win re- election. the race was called after the president captured several battleground states including ohio, colorado, wisconsin and iowa. [ cheers ] >> thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady and their two daughters emerged at the victory party. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> president obama and his family spent the in chicago. >>> mitt romney made his concession speech just after midnight. romney said he and paul ryan gave everything they had to the campaign. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill the hopes to lead the country in a different direction. so ann and i ask to you pray for the -- ask you to pray for the nation. >>> 7:03. governor jerry brown is claiming an historic victory for the first time in eight years. california voters have app
vote, president obama is ahead 303 votes to 206 and we are awaiting results from one state now, florida. if the president were to win the there, that would mark a sweep of all but one of the battleground states. >> that is right, because north carolina went into the romney column. in terms of the popular vote, the president holds the lead with nearly 2.7 million more votes than governor romney. president obama will go to the white house today and facing a divided congress with the republicans maintaining the majority in the house, and while the democrats strengthened their hold in the house. there were some hot button issues, while colorado approved medicinal marijuana and maine and maryland became the first state to approve same-sex marriage by public vote. >>> well, for the second time i2 mismo sexo, se hizo en voto northeast na is going to be bearing down on the east coast. >>> and kristin welker had a late night covering the obama campaign, and she is joining us from chicago. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, savannah. president obama is waking up as a two-term president.
him florida and north carolina, two states where he's doing well. we'll also give him virginia, with its 13 electoral votes. we're starting here with a map of other states that he would definitely get. now you've got him at 266. now he can take any one of those remaining five battleground states to win, even four electoral votes from new hampshire. that shows you why ohio is such a big deal. if we take ohio back off the map that takes him down to 252. >> of those that you just showed putting him at 266, how many of those states is he leading in? >> well, this is -- if you really want to start in his strongest positions are really in north carolina and virginia. excuse me, north carolina and florida. that only gets him to 235 if you add in the states he's already got. so that's really where he's doing the best right now. that's why his path to 270 is so tough. >> and the path for the president? >> well, the path for the president is better. you could even see a situation with the president where if he lost virginia, let's give virginia, ohio and florida to romney. then if the pr
is -- >> is it normal for jill kelley - in florida to have -- >> she isn't your average housewife in florida. erin moriarty will get into that later. she is a major figure around the central air force base mcdill air force base. >> and in washington as well. >> that, too. she's going fo visit petraeus in washington at the cia and petraeus is telling this to broadwell. and broadwell and he have just broken off. you can watch the wheels turning there. she's thinking did he throw me over for her and then the broadwell e-mails start. ankle kelly knows broadwell broadwell knows petraeus and then this circle starts. >> and fbi agent in tampa knows kelley. >> how does he know kelley? where did she get an fbi agent that says i can get a criminal investigation started into these harassing e-mails by the federal bureau of investigation. she meets him when she attends the tampa fbi citizens academy, eight-week program community leaders are allowed to sit through briefings to learn how the fbi works. she meets him there, chats him up afterwards. when this happens much later, she contacts
for votes continues in florida, chaos for those trying to cast their ballot. so many voters showed up to a miami polling center it overwhelmed those. tens of millions voted early nationwide. so now only one full day of campaigning left to win over the undecided voters. romney makes five stops starting in florida and the president makes three stops and then heads home. abc news, washington. >> stay with abc7 news for complete election results. get realtime results on abc7news.com the moment the polls close. and we will have live updates at facebook.com/abc7 news and twitter at abc7 news bay area. >>> an argument over the word suspended and ineligible is lighting up the race for oakland city attorney. oakland city council woman and attorney jane bruener says she will sue over a campaign mailer from barbara parker. the mailer claims bruener was suspended from practicing law. >> there was a short period when i was running for city council in 1995 that i was not practicing law and i did not -- i was not active, but i was thought suspend ised. >> people can look it up that she was ineligibl
in wisconsin and iowa. romney will visit florida, virginia and new hampshire. the richest prize, no doubt ohio. today each will rally their supporters in columbus. the president will return to his home in chicago tonight. t.j. winick joins us from chicago. >> reporter: election day may not be until tomorrow, 27 million americans have already cast their vote. a scene of how close the obama campaign believes in could be the president appeared in new hampshire, which only has four electoral votes. >> the president: we are no longer relevant now. we are props. because what has happened is now the campaign falls on these 25-year-old kids out there knocking on doors, making calls. >> reporter: he was joined by bill clinton, who mocked romney's pitch. >> don't pay too much attention to what our solutions are, just be disappointed and look at me, i look like a president. and i talk like one. and i'm telling you it is all going to be all right if you elect me. >> reporter: with one day to go, candidates crisscrossed the battle states, romney 14 stops in seven states, president obama, 14 stops in eight
: for mitt romney, frenetic push to the finish starting in florida monday, virginia, ohio and new hampshire nearing midnight. >> perhaps some of your family and friends have not made up their mind who they are going to vote for. ask them to look beyond the speeches and the ads and the attacks. because talk is cheap. ask them to look at the record. >> reporter: president obama spends election day here in chicago with his family. he has no public events, he will be addressing his supporters here at the lakeside center either later tonight or perhaps early tomorrow morning, win or lose. >> ohio is the state everybody is watching, the vote there could be close and it could be complicated. what is up with that? >> reporter: that's right we are talking about those provisional votes given to those who perhaps registered for an absentee ballot then show up at the polls or maybe people who show up but don't have the proper identification those votes aren't counted until 10 days after election day. if it comes down to those, ohio, it could be a long wait. >> t.j. winick, live in chicago, thank you. s
will win florida. president obama leads mitt romney in florida, 49.9% to 49.3%. the romney campaigns says it expects the president's lead to get bilgier as more of the votes are counted. president obama was reelected without florida's 29 electoral college votes. >>> back over to sal who's checking in on the south bay right now. >> that's right and in the southeast bay we've had rain and just some drizzle and we can see it on this picture i'm going to show you, 237 is a little bit wet there and as rosemary had said a cell moved through and you could give yourself extra time. one of the biggest things that gets people in trouble is stopping distance, you're driving along, something happens and you can't stop in time and there's a wreck. just give yourself extra time and slow it down. and also be more aware. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is backed up for about 10 minute delay from the about the middle of the parking lot. it is not as bad as it would be on a wednesday, let's say, but still a little bit of a delay here. on the peninsula, 101 looks good if you're driving to th
saw something from you saying that florida would go to romney. >> tom delta carl, a man who actually shows up today. he could've said no. thanks. we will be right back. ,,,, mark a milestone for a popur pet-friendly literacy initiative. it's the tenth anniversary of "paws to rea" the program has ch >> which is on parade. a milestone for a popular pet friendly literacy initiative. it's the tenth anniversary of pasta read. the program has children read aloud to dogs helping the students improve their literacy skills and gain confidence reading in public. >> they actually become self-confident, happy children who often go home and try to replicate the whole program at home. >> more than 7000 7000 and nine -- elementary schoolchildren have participated over the last decade. similar programs have sprung up around the state. >>> here and there you are san jose quarterback turning heads. tim coyle, give us the latest. >> reporter: the sec dominates the standings every year, but its newest member is leading. and i'm led by 20. fourth-quarter 20. fourth-quarter 20. fourth-quarter. final minu
in ohio and florida. at one point, the two will only be seven miles apart, holding rallies in columbus. >> if you believe america should be on a better course, if you are tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for a real change. >> reporter: rot claims a second -- mitt romney claims a second term threatens the american american. both campaigns are ex-- threatens the american economy. a research poll shows president obama edging ahead with a 3- point lead. a rasmussen poll shows romney up by 1. another poll by -- poll by cnn shows both candidates in a tie. >>> thousands of local voters will not be heading to the polls. that's because one of them have already cast their ballots. ktvu brian flores spoke to some of them. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. i just got the -- i just got off the phone with the directors or -- >> back to the line. >> reporter: voters in the bay area are taking advantage of the relatively shorter lines now. >> it's probably the most important election in a long time. >> it's probably one of the most really really important elections there. >> there's been
advocates are ready to fight if this race becomes too close to call. by 5 p.m., all of florida polls will be closed with its 29 electoral votes a grand prize in the electoral count. both candidates have led in the polls at some time with the latest one showing that they are only one point apart. also at 5:00er the polls shut down in pennsylvania a state that has been leaning towards reelecting the president. >> when we do see those results, florida, ohio, pennsylvania, we'll probably tell the tale of this election. if barack obama carries those three states, the election is for all intents and purposes over. mitt romney needs one or probably two of those states in order to fill in his electoral map. >> reporter: so governor romney's added stop in pennsylvania is really a signal that his camp believes he has a shot for those 20 electoral votes. he just started airing tv ads there a week ago. shows what you a big shift that is. but president obama's campaign maintains that they will win pennsylvania. we'll see tomorrow. >> thank you. >>> she had a suspicion and she didn't act on it. an
yesterday in florida where there was controversy over the weekend where they waited hours to vote. they have already cast votes, 1.7 million votes have already been casted there. >>> so far they made one last push at a rally in san francisco last night. senator dianne finestein and others force people to vote yes on 30. they are against raising income tacks more than 250 thoughts dollars a year. >> we know that california dreams moving out. >> the last thing we need is a tax increase and that's simply going to drive more businesses out of the state. >>> meanwhile the two conservative problems were the source of $11 million of laundering. another prop decision on the ballot is one that will reveal the death penalty. it would convert their sentences to life and others could follow suit. a quarter of test row inmates are in california. a live proposal shows more on the polls closing and also it is getting national attention. the major propositions are in full swing. >>> and care givers were arrested on suspicion of involuntary care. the state licensing division is investigating the death of a c
. virginia, pennsylvania, ohio, florida, iowa and nevada are all states that harbor a lot of swing voters. so folks here they want to make sure they encourage to vote democrat. >> the main thrust to all day long is to get out the vote obviously. we have been doing this for a while and today is crunch day so we want to get people ensure they are getting to the polls. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as bessy at their headquarters in contracosta county trying to get the word out about mitt romney and they participated in phone banking and noticed a surge in republican enthusiasm. >> overnight, after that first debate, the energy level and volunteers have soared. and people have started to call and coming in and wanting to help. >> the election is very close. the polls are showing even in the race for rickey gillas within one point. >> reporter: republicans say a come from behind win is doable and they are hopeful and thefeeling among democrats that president obama needs to remain in office because they want him to finish what he started. now we are told here at the democratic h
florida, virginia, colorado, iowa, it's very close. the toughest state here to make this se ncenario work would be nevada. it's a state a that a lot of republicans and democrats slightly leans in the democratic category. but it's not an implausible scenario. if nobody got 270 then the house of representatives would decide who the president was, but the u.s. senate would vote on who the vice president was. that means the most likely outcome under this scenario is a romney/biden scenario. >> another scenario if ohio is too close to call. >> here's the problem with ohio. they have a new law that says provisional ballots, and these are ballots that are questioned there, maybe somebody didn't bring an i.d., maybe a signature is off, they will let you vote, but you get put in a separate stack. they wouldn't even start counting them until november 17th. today is still november 6th. so in 11 days, let's say the margin is less than 50,000, there's likely to be over 200,000 provisional ballots cast in ohio. they wouldn't start counting those until 11 days. . they wouldn't start counting until then.
. >>> we're now hearing from jill kelley, the florida socialite, linked to allegations involving cia director david petraeus and now the top u.s. ambassador in afghanistan. >> this is jill kelley. and i have a guy who in my backyard who is not leaving. >> okay. >> i'm an honorary council general. >> that was the 911 call. she had exchanged thousands of inappropriate e-mails with general allen. it turns out council is an honorary council general in south korea but that's not an official report and we're hearing that david petraeus has agreed to testify about the libya terror attack before the house and senate commit tees. that's according to a fox news report. that appearance was canceled when petraeus suddenly resigned. coming up at 7:15, how the scandal started with petraeus stepping down just keeps expanding. >>> back here at home, a rare sight you don't see every day, gasoline for less than 40 cents a gallon. alex live in palo alto. short a -- forea -- for a short time last night. they were selling newell at 1970s prices. this morning, it's back to reality the problem has been fix
want real change? >> there's a last day of early voting in florida. voters there faced a long line, some wait can hours to get into polling centers. and in response to superstorm sandy, new jersey governor chris christie ordered county clocks to open their offices this weekend to allow storm victims to vote. they're also allowing registered voters to do so electronically. now with less than three days to go, the get out of vote effort is in full swing. >> so all of the events are over for the day but tomorrow it's another packed day for both of the candidates. again, the focus on those key swing states, expected to be that way until election day. in washington, abc-7 news. >> ama: millions of people have already cast their ballots in early voting. nationally, does that seem to give an advantage to one side or the other? >> well, there's early voting in 34 states and the district of culp ya. some of those states have released some information about the voters, specifically their party affiliation, and if you look at those you can see it has an advantage towards president obama, demo
or do do you want real change? >> there's a last day of early voting in florida. voters there faced a long line, some wait can hours to get into polling centers. and in response to superstorm sandy, new jersey governor chris christie ordered county clocks to open their offices this weekend to allow storm victims to vote. they're also allowing registered voters to do so electronically. now with less than three days to go, the get out of vote effort is in full swing. >> so all of the events are over for the day but tomorrow it's another packed day for both of the candidates. again, the focus on those key swing states, expected to be that way until election day. in washington, abc-7 news. >> ama: millions of people have already cast their ballots in early voting. nationally, does that seem to give an advantage to one side or the other? >> well, there's early voting in 34 states and the district of culp ya. some of those states have released some information about the voters, specifically their party affiliation, and if you look at those you can see it has an advantage towards president
hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah! >> but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today, he will hit more swing states, wisconsin, iowa and ohio before heading home to chicago for election day. >> after all we've been through together, we can't give up now. >> reporter: mitt romney's battleground bonanza sunday included iowa, ohio, virginia and pennsylvania. >> we're taking back the white house because we're going to win pennsylvania! >> reporter: today he will visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> if you are tired of being tired, not just tonight but all the time... >> reporter: both candidates saw huge crowds at their rallies this weekend. and both realize at this point it's all about getting as many people as possible into the election booth. >> that's what's going to decide this because frankly, there's very few if any undecided voters left. >> reporter: that's a fact even these candidates can agree with. >> we're no longer relevant now. we're props. ultimately it's up to you. you have the power. >> reporter: a
last day push in florida. >> we can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow, and with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what is going to happen. >> reporter: a few hours later he was in virginia. >> if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for change. help us win this. >> reporter: with bruce springsteen, president obama started today in wisconsin. >> you know that i'll fight for you and your families every single day as hard as i know how. >> reporter: last night colorado a huge rally. after a shimmy with stevie wonder in cincinnati, ohio, the president urged his backers to vote today. the lines to early voting in ohio had been long, but republicans won a fight to shorten voting hours. mary jenkins was out to get obama backers to the polls. she figured she could make the difference nationally. >> i wouldn't be able to sleep at night if i didn't put in every shift that i put in over these four days. absolutely. thank you so much for your enthusiasm. >> thank you. >> reporter: across town is a mitt romney phone bank. >> a we're just calling to remind you that you
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